Lebanon PM-designate steps down amid impasse over gov’t formation

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    The man chosen to be Lebanon’s next prime minister has resigned, less than a month into the job. Mustapha Adib says he simply has not been able to form a government of specialists in a country where power is shared between different sects. It sends the country back to square one in its search for a new, stable government. Al Jazeera’s Zeina Khodr reports from Beirut. –

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    In This Story: Lebanon

    Lebanon, officially known as the Lebanese Republic, is a country in the Levant region of Western Asia, and the transcontinental region of the Middle East.

    The official language, Arabic, is the most common language spoken by the citizens of Lebanon. Its capital is Beirut.

    Lebanon was a founding member of the United Nations in 1945 and is a member of the Arab League (1945), the Non-Aligned Movement (1961), Organisation of the Islamic Cooperation (1969), and the Organisation internationale de la francophonie (1973).

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